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Delboy_Derek

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Message Posted: May 25, 2010 12:05:30 PM

In the U.K. a lot of drivers have moved over to driving diesel engine cars for better economy.
Here is the car I drive in Scotland.

40 + mpg (US gallon size)
Ford Mondeo Estate (Station Wagon)
Engine 1.8 litre TDCI Diesel
0 - 60 > 12 secs
Top speed 125 mph

Location > Hamilton Scotland
Latest gas price today in Hamilton, Scotland = $6.06 / US Gallon size

http://www.ford.co.uk/Cars/Mondeo
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marielekv
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 4:09:42 PM

When we went to Germany we rented a diesel Renault mini van and it was as good as any gas model very quite and good take off at stop lights
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 7:13:15 AM

Never.....ever............
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twt
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 3:18:18 AM

No. They stink.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 6:12:56 AM

YES
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nickless
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 1:51:46 AM

Yes
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Les4hdtv
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 2:08:04 PM

Not happening - On a round trip from AL thru GA to FLA this weekend, name brand gas was running 2.66 in GA and Diesel was running between 50 and 60 cents a gal higher. I calculated 37 MPG in an intermediate size gas burner.
To make up for the higher cost of diesel I would need 45 MPG in the same size Diesel. Even if they claim to get 47 MPG, where is the savings when you can buy a gas burner for thousands less?
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 9:06:19 AM

Wouldn't here in the states. Just can't justify the higher cost of the diesel engine & upkeep.
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b899
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 8:02:20 AM

no
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8_Ball2014
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 2:27:10 AM

absolutely
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ultimate
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 5:19:08 PM

no
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carloco75
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 1:05:00 PM

<~~~2010 Jetta TDi
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:37:21 AM

yes
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 9:43:59 AM

No
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b899
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 9:00:03 AM

no
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:48:00 AM

no
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51stovi
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 8:47:53 AM

Yes
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Old_Farmer
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 12:03:34 PM

2nd car is diesel VW Golf automatic. Have driven same model cars since 1987. Great car, just keeps going, maintenance is minimal, just regular oil change and fuel filter.
Our main car is 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. Purchase price is same price as non-hybrid, in it's class MKZ Hybrid beats them all for L/100 km. Have just ordered new 2015 MKZ Hybrid, only draw back is the resale value is lower than non-hybrids. Otherwise we love the car regardless.
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ChiefNolarama
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 6:31:09 PM

yes
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 10:13:15 AM

yup
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twt
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 5:47:01 AM

No. They stink.
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pghbill
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 12:26:14 AM

yes
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:52:26 AM

not under todays technology. They are not cost efficient.
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b899
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:06:34 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 6:59:58 AM

Never.....no interest in diesel......................
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 9:33:40 AM

No, not until they become cost efficient, and then maybe.
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cv
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 6:21:07 AM

You bet I would.
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Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 2:20:15 PM

Sure I would
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cujo1977
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 7:20:05 AM

N
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twt
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 3:29:14 AM

No. They stink.
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aalix
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 3:06:35 AM

Yes, and I have plans to buy a diesel car.
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Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 1:26:42 AM

Yes
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twt
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 6:27:13 AM

Never have, never will.
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herbiepopnecker
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 11:12:42 PM

just toss me the keys
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retcap201
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 10:03:04 AM

drive one now
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 9:55:13 AM

No
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 9:49:18 AM

yup
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Vin63
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 9:45:09 AM

Yes, and I do.
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b899
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 8:58:34 AM

no
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 6:29:56 AM

Maybe one day . . . .
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 6:09:09 AM

possibly
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SRT8TX
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 2:28:07 AM

Yes
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tdioiler
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 9:43:46 PM

Dang Delboy, leave it alone! Too many others jump in the feds will add even MORE taxes and the price with start fluctuating like Oprah's weight.

SHHHH!

;)
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46chief
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 3:21:22 PM

no
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b899
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 8:33:15 AM

no
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John_Doe
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 8:07:35 AM

yes
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twt
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 3:30:32 AM

Never have, never will.
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89panthers
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 6:12:59 PM

yes
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jimmy544
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 11:41:02 AM

Sure thing my neighbor has an Audi A7 diesel and it is really a nice car quick, fast, quiet and no nasty diesel exhaust. Mileage is really good too.
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BBF_PFS
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 10:46:36 AM

My next car will be diesel.
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trkerjim
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 8:26:36 AM

I have driven them in the past. Fuel for them is more expensive in my area and the initial cost is higher than gas. The engines will last longer than gas but they have more maintenance requirements. I would drive one before a hybrid or electric car. Hybrids have more maintenance and electric cars have very poor range and long recharge times plus the added expense of eventually replacing the batteries. I have friends with hybrids and almost all say they won't buy another one. Lot's of issues with them
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